“Anyone who gets divorced goes through a lot of pain, but you come out of it,” the actor, 34, tells Details in a new interview. “I’m not out of it yet. At all. But I sense that as I do come through it, there’s optimism. How can there not be?”
Still, the Green Lantern star, and reigning Sexiest Man Alive, says he has no interest in dating right now.
“It just seems so kind of alien to me at this point,” he says. “I’ve been in relationships pretty much since high school. Some people look at that as a good thing. I think wiser people might see that as a house of cards.”
Don’t expect much more from him on the topic of Johansson. “I’ll say this,” he says. “The media wasn’t invited to my marriage, and they’re definitely not invited into the divorce.”
Nevertheless, it’s hardly all doom and gloom for Reynolds. Upbeat and funny throughout the interview, he’s clearly having fun shooting movies, and alternately indulging and rejecting his status as a movie star.
Asked if he has a bodyguard in L.A., he replies: “No! Why? Because I’m not P. Diddy. Also, I’m six-foot-two. If I need security around me, there’s a problem. Then I’m really selling people a load of sh––.”
But at other points, he jokes about being a diva. “I only drink panda tears,” he says. “Do not bring me water. Do not bring me filtered water. I want the tears of a newborn panda, and I will have them – because I’m Ryan Reynolds!”
All in all, Reynolds seems to be looking on the bright side of things, as he readjusts to his new life. “Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up,” he says. “I gotta say, I’m a different person than I was six months ago.”
BY TIM NUDD